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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of upbear.


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  • Between the dignity which upbears her and the sorrow which crushes her, she is pathetic as a bruised lily.

    The Wagnerian Romances Gertrude Hall Brownell 1912

  • Providence, commands that he be honoured and loved wherever the heavens overhang and the earth upbears.

    A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era Dairoku Kikuchi 1886

  • Intellectual Realm upbears the soul, not to fall; the memory of things here bears it downwards to this universe; the intermediate memory dealing with the heavenly sphere holds it there too; and, in all its memory, the thing it has in mind it is and grows to; for this bearing-in-mind must be either intuition [i.e., knowledge with identity] or representation by image: and the imaging in the case of the is not a taking in of something but is vision and condition — so much so, that, in its very sense — sight, it is the lower in the degree in which it penetrates the object.

    The Six Enneads. Plotinus 1952

  • "successes" in political or military trickery and the fact that of the military crosses each upbears above a mountain of losses the refrain of the old German song Verdorben -- Gestorben -- Ruined -- Dead.

    Raemaekers' Cartoons With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers Louis Raemaekers 1912


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